On Independence Day, the anti-American Washington Post published an article blasting the 4th of July as nothing but a day of “pollution” and climate change peril because of the smoke, chemicals, and paper from fireworks.
That’s right, America, if you enjoy the wonderful fireworks displays at your local park, or maybe throw a few lady fingers in your back yard on July 4th, you are destroying the earff.
Come on. All you evil patriots are just destroying the earff, ya know?
So, just stop all that exuberant Americanism, won’t you?
“It may come as a surprise, but the federal holiday stands out as the most polluted day of the year in many locations across the nation, according to air quality data. Fireworks — the staple of Independence Day celebrations — light up the sky but also launch harmful pollutants. In some cases, the pollution levels from the pyrotechnics are similar to severe wildfire smoke,” the article read, according to Fox News.
The piece compared the level of smoke and air pollution to recent Canadian wildfires that caused thick and hazy smoke to spread throughout the East Coast of the United States. FOX Weather’s analysis of EPA historical data noted in June that New York City experienced its worst air quality in recorded history because of the smoke.
California nonprofit Coalition for Clean Air policy director Bill Magavern argued that this event suggests there should be a shift in how Americans celebrate July 4th.
“At a time when climate change is exacerbating air pollution and wildfires, we need to find cleaner substitutes for fireworks, especially in areas with poor air quality,” Magavern said.
“I think people need to be aware that there’s a cost associated with firework burning, not just money, but also the health-related costs and the cost to the environment,” University of California environmental health scientist Jun Wu blathered in the paper’s article.
Blah, blah, blah.
Ignore these slobbering simps, America.
Enjoy your Independence Day celebrations.